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Training and Development Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of training and development specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of training and development specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The training and development specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Training and Development Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,150
25th Percentile Wage
$44,140
50th Percentile Wage
$60,360
75th Percentile Wage
$80,390
90th Percentile Wage
$102,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for training and development specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) training and development specialists is $102,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,150. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 208% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of training and development specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,360
2.22% 7.34%
2016
$59,020
1.37% -
2015
$58,210
1.49% -
2014
$57,340
0.85% -
2013
$56,850
1.62% -
2012
$55,930
- -

Table 2. Training and Development Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of training and development specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for training and development specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $91,300. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $39,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$91,300
Mining
$78,090
Information
$70,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,830
Construction
$68,210
Wholesale Trade
$65,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,170
Finance and Insurance
$63,230
Educational Services
$61,570
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,750
Manufacturing
$59,440
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$55,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$54,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,070
Retail Trade
$49,850
Accommodation and Food Services
$39,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Training and Development Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only training and development specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of training and development specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,090 to $81,240. The highest paying state for training and development specialists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $81,240. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $34,090. For more salary information of training and development specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$81,240
District of Columbia
$76,310
Rhode Island
$75,430
New Jersey
$73,850
Washington
$71,990
Massachusetts
$71,090
Connecticut
$70,790
California
$69,200
Colorado
$67,230
Delaware
$67,170
Hawaii
$66,920
Virginia
$65,890
Maryland
$65,730
New Hampshire
$64,250
New York
$63,610
Minnesota
$62,550
Texas
$62,090
North Carolina
$61,910
Wyoming
$61,180
Georgia
$60,280
Oregon
$60,180
Pennsylvania
$60,180
Illinois
$57,080
Arizona
$57,040
Florida
$55,930
Vermont
$55,710
Michigan
$55,680
Ohio
$55,060
Alabama
$55,030
Nebraska
$54,780
Montana
$54,710
Mississippi
$54,510
Oklahoma
$54,340
Missouri
$54,250
Tennessee
$53,990
Kansas
$53,700
North Dakota
$53,520
Iowa
$52,670
Idaho
$52,630
Wisconsin
$52,410
Indiana
$52,270
Maine
$52,070
Kentucky
$51,750
Arkansas
$51,100
West Virginia
$50,970
New Mexico
$50,870
South Carolina
$50,420
Nevada
$50,130
Utah
$49,830
Louisiana
$48,410
South Dakota
$47,030
Puerto Rico
$37,500
Guam
$34,090



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